Ubuntu :: Frozen Desktop Gray Panels?

Jan 27, 2010

I am really hoping this is an easy fix. Somehow, on my gnome desktop, my panels overlapped one another. I was dragging and dropping files into folders and unintentionally grabbed the smaller bar and dragged it over my larger application bar.Now, when I rebooted, all I see is my desktop. I don't use icons so I have none of those. The panels are completely gray. every once in a while I will see my trash bin flashing. I am unable to right click the desktop and I am unable to use Alt+F2 for my term.I can still use CTRL+ALT+ F1,F2,F3,F4... to get my non GUI terms. I have tried killall gnome-panelstill nothing.

This is a little... odd to me... a simple click renders an entire OS useless. I would really like to avoid uninstalling and reinstalling because that would just be something you would do with a microsoft product.Edit: Everyone in a while I can right click the desktop and I get the provided menu but that does nothing for me. Also, my hard drive is constantly 'thinking' I am assuming it is stuck trying to complete the gnome environment settings... I am not sure. Oh, I have also tried removing gnome-panel and ubuntu-desktop and reinstalling those.

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Ubuntu :: Panels Gone Gray / Stop It To Do So?

Jul 8, 2011

I opened my PC today, only to find out that the panels had gone gray for some reason.

How can I fix this? (make them black as they were?) also, Firefox has gone gray. Check the screenshot to see what I mean.

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Ubuntu :: 10.10 - Top And Bottom Bar Of Desktop Gray

Jan 2, 2011

I just installed Ubuntu 10.10 on my machine, all went well. It found an update straight away for my system and it was the Nvidia driver so I installed. However the bar at the top & bottom of my desktop is Grey and not Black like it should be, I've tried applying the "Ambience theme" again in Appearance Preferences but it just stays the same.

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Ubuntu :: Boots To Frozen Desktop?

Jan 20, 2010

Preface: I'm a relative neophyte when it comes to Linux anything. I was running Hardy in an attempt to learn. I recently decided to upgrade to Karmic. I liked the look of "Mint 8" (AKA Karmic).I've been running Mint nicely for about a week after a fresh install. Then.... something went spastic...

I went logged in as root and changed file permissions for my "/" folders. The change was simply making group "root" able to read and write files. Than was it. It carried out the change smoothly.

When I hit "Logout" from root, to return to my user account, the screen went white. Stuff flickered when I hit keys. I ended up having to hard boot to get it moving.

Now when I boot, Grub works, it boots to my desktop, graphics display appropriately, but NO mouse and NO keyboard. Dead system. Only thing I can do is hard boot.

I tried the recovery from Grub, no change. I have no idea where to begin. I go back and reinstall it again (3rd time). Sure glad I've kept my old W2K, or I'd be screwed.

PS - I booted the live Hardy CD to look at files. When partitions are mounted no files in "/" or "/home" can be seen.

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Ubuntu :: Desktop Frozen After Trying To Move Panel

Feb 25, 2010

Downloaded Ubuntu to try it out. It currently dual boots with with Windows XP on my Dell. Everything seemed to be going fine, until this problem: I started tweaking the panel (with the shortcuts). Put on the bottom with the Auto hide feature enabled. As soon as it hid, the bottom panel start glitching out, and this was followed by the desktop freezing. My media player continued to play and mouse was still moving, but I couldn't do anything. Had to manually shut down the computer. Turned it on and logged in - same problem. I think creating a new account by logging as "root" would fix this, but I have alot of preferences set up, passwords saved, etc on my account.

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Ubuntu :: KDE Desktop Broken, Completely Frozen?

Feb 9, 2011

I have KXstudio 64 installed, was changing the clock font and doing little, normal tweaks to the panel, pulled the edge in a little, and it just froze right there, and now the whole desktop is broken, unresponsive. Nothing works. I have yaquake terminal installed so i can access a terminal by hitting F12, and open applications that way, but no menu's, links, widgets, panel icons or anything are working at all, after rebooting, logging in as other user, nothing helps. I tried a apt-get install kdm or something like that, it didnt help tho.If the easiest thing to do is ditch the stupid buggy KDE desktop and switch to GNOME- then i'd prefer that.even while using the terminal, or applications opened thru it, it freezes periodically and i sit for a few minutes and it comes back. still no desktop tho.

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Ubuntu :: Mozilla Covering Up Desktop Panels?

May 13, 2010

A bit of 411: Ubuntu 8.04 running Mozilla 3.0.19 and have not changed any settings (that I know of), no new hardware, and no updates prior to issue.

When I open Mozilla, it expands to the full screen and covers my Ubuntu Panels (Applications, Places, System, Time). I can get them to pop back to the top if I make a selection on the Mozilla [File] if the selection opens a new GUI. If it doesn't open a new GUI, whatever I click on is also hidden under Mozilla (usually stuff that appears in my lower Ubuntu panel)

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Ubuntu :: Desktop / No Menus Or Control Panels?

Nov 6, 2010

I have done something to loose access to my Contol panels and menus I have logged into another user and all seem to work fine. I have logged in under GNOME safemode and it just scrolls stuff on the screen and brings back to main login screen. I have started to reboot to recovery mode only to find I have no clue as to what to do here as I am Command handycapped..

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Ubuntu :: Configuring Panels On Gnome Desktop?

Dec 25, 2010

I want to duplicate the panel settings from one machine to another - which configuration files need to be copied between machines to duplicate the desktop panel positions and applet loading?

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Ubuntu Installation :: 10.10 Boot Up To Desktop With No Panels

Jan 15, 2011

I just installed Ubuntu 10.10 on an older machine I had laying around it's a Pentium 3 1ghz and the install went fine but when it boots up the only thing that boots is the desktop there's no panels or anything else I'm not sure what is wrong with it.

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Ubuntu :: Add And Remove Panels From The Gnome Desktop?

Mar 30, 2011

I noticed it is possible to add and remove panels from the Gnome desktop. However, the remove panel option also shows up when I right-click the two default panels for programs and open windows. What happens if I remove one of these panels? Will I be able to restore them?

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Ubuntu :: No Desktop Icons / Panels After Update 11.4

Jul 20, 2011

I have lost my desktop panels and icons after doing a big update on Ubuntu 11.4 I only have a desktop picture. As a option I entered in the terminal command: sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop After pressing enter it asked for my password but it won't let me type it in? So is the desktop installed and running in the back ground and is that why I can't type in my password?

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Networking :: VNC Server - GNOME Desktop Delivered Via VNC Got Frozen

Aug 22, 2010

I have followed the official instructions here to setup VNC service initially and was able to get it working.

However, during the course of setting up my BIND service, I have done the following:
1) Turned on SELinux
2) Used system-config-security to add the ports TCP:53 and UDP:53

When I tried to save the settings from 2) above, my GNOME desktop delivered via VNC got frozen.

Now when I tried to restart vncserver with "service vncserver restart", I see the following. I am also unable to connect via [url] anymore.


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Ubuntu :: Adding Too Many Desktop Panels Broke Gnome?

Jan 22, 2010

Upon adding a 7th desktop panel (don't ask... or well, do if you want to and I'll explain), Gnome froze up on me and I had to reset the computer. Now I can't login to either a regular or a failsafe desktop without it freezing on me before even reaching the desktop. So the obvious question is, how do I delete superfluous panels from the terminal? I reckon it can't be that hard if you know how - which I don't.I'd appreciate any help on this, since in the meantime I will have to choose Windows 7 in the Grub menu, and who wants to do that if you can avoid it??By the way, how many panels can one reasonably have in Gnome? Already when I had 5, the autohide feature started acting up on the last panel added

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Ubuntu Installation :: Panels Disappear - Can't Right-click Desktop / Get Them?

Dec 11, 2010

My panels disappeared after i clicked the log out button and i had to shut down the computer by right-clicking the desktop and clicking shut-down. However when i rebooted, the panels were still gone, my icons on the desktop weren't there and i couldnt right-click on the desktop. i tried updating to 10.10 to solve the problem but that didnt work. running xfce4-panel via "alt-f2" didnt work either.

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Ubuntu :: Desktop And Gnome Panels Won't Keep Still When Switching Viewports In 11.04 / Fix It?

Apr 29, 2011

When I switch viewports in 11.04, the gnome panels, desktop and stickied windows slide when they would stay put in 10.10. How do I change back to the previous behaviour? I'm using Ubuntu Classic (Gnome 2) and love that Compiz didn't carry over my settings during the upgrade.

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OpenSUSE Install :: Key-stroke Sequence To Exit A Frozen Desktop?

Jul 27, 2010

I wonder if this is the right sub-forum I quite often play around with beta releases. Sometime the Screen freezes. (so what) However is there a key-stroke ctrl-?-? to get to a login prompt ????(rather then press the reboot button) ???

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Ubuntu Installation :: Stuck On Desktop After Boot - No Panels / Resolve This?

Feb 22, 2011

I recently installed Ubuntu 10.10 on my laptop and it was running all smoothly, but all of a sudden when i booted, the only thing i could see were the desktop wallpaper and mouse icon, no panels, no shortcuts, nothing, meaning i can do pretty much nothing, i can move the mouse but can't click anything, the last thing i did was download and goof around with compiz and i was too happy because it worked and looked really great, even though i didn't want to activate restricted drivers for my ATI video chipset, but again, it was working cool and then boom, only wallpaper and mouse, nothing more

Laptop Sony VPCEE27FL AMD Athlon II 2.1 ghz (64) 4gb RAM

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Ubuntu :: Deleted All Desktop Menus / Panels - Cannot Open Terminal

Apr 30, 2011

I've basically gone and messed up my entire desktop. The curious (idiotic) me was experimenting with the desktop, and went and somehow deleted all the panels. After 3 days of frustration, I've been unable to recover any form of menu or panel. So far, I've tried restoring the defaults from the terminal. Unfortunately, I can't open a terminal window. I can run it using Ctrl+Alt+F2, but it refuses to open any windows or run any programs. Most commands give me some form of 'cannot open display.' I can't minimize windows without losing them so my workspace is a mess, I can't run nautilus as root so I can't access Synaptic, and the list basically goes on and on.

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Ubuntu :: Open Terminal And Run Killall Gnome-panels In Order To Have Panels Shown Again?

Sep 22, 2010

Whenever I log in, restart, etc... There are no panels shown, I have to alt+F2, open terminal and run killall gnome-panels in order to have panels shown again. Is there a way to fix this?

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Ubuntu :: Two Panels At Screen Top - Panels Lose Order On Reboot

May 12, 2011

I find that I prefer have both panels located at the screen top. That way I don't have to go to the bottom of the screen for one thing, then back to the top for another. I arranged the panel so the regular top one is on top,then the panel that contains the open applications is underneath.The problem is, when I reboot, the panels lose their order. First, the regular top panel initializes, then the bottom ones starts and pushes the first panel down, which becomes what you see in the picture: I would like to find a way to keep them in the opposite order of what you see in the picture, but every time I reboot they end up in that order.

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Debian :: System Panels On My Desktop Disappeared / Solutions For This?

Jan 26, 2010

I was installing Mysql admin like

$ sudo apt-get install mysql-admin

and it installed. I tried it and it worked perfectly

however when I restarted my computer i realized that all my system panels on my desktop disappeared

any solutions ?

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Fedora :: Cannot Find As To Govern Upper And Lower Panels On The Desktop?

May 27, 2011

I cannot find as to govern upper and lower panels on the desktop

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Ubuntu :: How To Take Away Vertical Panels And Have Normal Panels

Nov 28, 2010

i am running on ubuntu 10.10 netbook on my acer 5742 64 bit laptop i having some issues with the vertical panel how can i just use the regular panel that come on top is there a way to fix this issues how can i just have regular gnome panel not the ones that come with 10.10 netbook edition is there any guide and how to take away this vertical panels and have normal panels.

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Fedora Installation :: Exchanging Hard Drive Between Computers - No Icons On Desktop And No Panels

Nov 4, 2009

I recently upgraded my computer and tried using same hard-drive in new one. Fedora 11 booted and allowed me to log-in. But system is un-usable as there are no Icons on desktop and no panels. While I know that initial installation is based on hardware profile of previous computer, is there any work-around to make it work without having to install fresh. Also, If I choose option "replace previous Linus version" from LiveCD, will that preserve my personal data and settings?

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Fedora :: Get Panels,applets Back On Fedora Desktop?

Jan 27, 2011

i have removed all the panels from my linux desktopi get them back andapplets like user switch applet,workspace switch appplet

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Ubuntu :: Firefox 3.6.10 Freeze / Gray - Sort This?

Sep 18, 2010

First things first:
Ubuntu 10.04 32 bit, 2 gigs ram, Firefox 3.6.10

I looked around here and only found some, "it could be this or that" type answers from a year or 2 ago, so here's my question.

Does anyone have a definite answer yet, as to why firefox randomly freezes up/turns gray and doesn't respond? It seems to be more like after I've had it open for a good length of time. And seemingly when I use the auto scroll.

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Ubuntu :: Firefox Goes Gray And Page Scrolls Down?

Nov 13, 2010

i have lucid lynx and ff 3.6.3.

sometimes the firefox window will become gray and the screen will slide down to the bottom of the webpage. keys and mouse are nonresponsive.

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Ubuntu :: Got Video Gray Screen And Stop Playing / Fix It?

Aug 3, 2010

When i have a video running and i switch to another desktop or throw another window on top of it to do something real quick the player will turn gray and stop playing.

This is a problem for me because i like to have them playing in the background then link them from tmp to home so i can watch them later.

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: How To Make Webcam Gray-scale

May 19, 2011

I want my webcam to be gray-scale when I use it in Skype and with other programs. I know I can make it gray-scale with Cheese, but that is only with that program. In windows it is a program called Manycam that allows the user to play it in the background and makes the webcam gray-scale over all. Is there an equivalence to Manycam for Ubuntu?

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